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Grammy nomination for The Arc in the Sky

Received texts of “Congrats” this morning, which puzzled me, as I didn’t know what I was being congratulated for. But then the news started slipping out that The Crossing received two nominations for Best Choral Performance for the 2020 Grammy...

The Dawn’s Early Light

The Dawn’s Early Light. SATB, Cello, Four Guitars, 19′. Text: Life Among the Piutes (1883), Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (c.1844–1891), ed. K.S., and “The Star-Spangled Banner” (1814), Francis Scott Key (1779–1843). Commissioned for Conspirare and Craig Hella...

The Arc in Gramophone

Laurence Vittes praises The Arc in the Sky, the CD The Crossing, directed by Donald Nally, released this summer on Navona, in a thoughtful October 2019 Gramophone magazine review. My description of the work as a “65-minute pilgrimage for unaccompanied...

Jubilate Deo

Jubilate Deo. 6′. 2019. SATB, organ. Psalm 100, Latin. Commissioned by Ursinus College and dedicated to Dr. John French, on the occasion of his 40th anniversary of service to Ursinus College. Premiered 28 April 2019, Ursinus College Choir and Meistersingers,...